Time Machine - Hidden Secrets

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Lucretia Records
Catalog Number: LU20001-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 136:19:00

The band from Italy that never ceases to change within their own style, and continually releases quality prog metal between 7 full length discs and EP discs releases yet another surprising disc on the prog metal world. Consisting of 2 full-length discs, the band gives us 26 songs from across the time span of their music from beginning to present, in the form of live tracks, bonus tracks, demos, and varied versions of the original songs complete with the original members who were in the band at the time.

In addition, you get complete lyrics to all the songs, written meanings behind the songs, the members in the band at the time, along with the great artwork and CD booklet that Time Machine is known for. I believe some of the songs are re-mastered specifically for this disc compliments of the great Time Machine bass player Lorenzo Deho.

There are two ways of looking at this disc:

One is that the band is releasing this as a gift to their fans, and are proud of the music that they have created over the years that fans didn?t get to hear...

The other, and hopefully not the case, is that the band is releasing its final disc as Time Machine and giving their fans one more shot at hearing what is left of their great music. This would certainly be a shame as I've considered Time Machine one of the premiere Italian Prog Metal bands that have contributed greatly to this genre on a personal and a professional level.

As far as I know, the only way to get this disc right now is through the band, or through Century Media who is distributing the disc in the USA. This disc is essential for not only Time Machine fans, but for fans who want to know what Time Machine has been all about over the past decade.

Disc One: Riots In The Colonies / Stargazer / I Hold The Key / Eternity Ends / Silent Revolution / Behind The Cross / I Believe Again / 1,000 Rainy Nights / Falling Star/I, The Subversive Nazarene / Past And Future / Mother / Dungeons Of The Vatican / White Collars

Disc Two: Will You Remember / Burning In The Wind / Desert Of Souls / Sphynx (The Witness) / New Religion / I Hold The Key / Prisoner Of Dreams / Never-Ending Love / Virgin Of The Temple / Love Without Sin Part I / Obscure Medieval Lady / Earth?s Dawn (History) / Hidden Pain

Nick Fortarezza - vocals
Lorenzo Deh? - bass
Nicola Rossetti - drums
Joe Taccone - guitars
Stefano Della Giustina - sax and keyboards

Project: Time Scanning (1993)
Dungeons Of The Vatican (1994) (Japanese EP)
Act II: Galileo (1995)
Shades Of Time (1997) (ep)
Secret Oceans Part I (1998) (ep)
Eternity Ends (1998)
Secret Oceans Part 2 (1998) (ep)
Hidden Secrets (2000)
Aliger Daemon (2001) (ep)
Evil (2001)
Reviviscence (2004)

Genre: Progressive/Power Metal

Origin IT

Added: September 1st 2000
Reviewer: Larry "LarryD" Daglieri

Artist website: www.timemachine.cjb.net
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Language: english


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